One of the biggest sleepers in the draft could be Sierra College wide receiver Courtney Gardner. Never heard of Sierra College? That’s because it is a Junior College. Never heard of Courtney Gardner? Because he was beasting over Junior College cats instead of playing against top competition.
Now Gardner is looking to step his game up by entering the NFL draft. He was going to go to Oklahoma, but he was having trouble academically. If Gardner was able to transfer to Oklahoma, he could have been a top prospect next season like Cordarelle Patterson.
Gardner is an intriguing possibility for teams with his size and speed. Gardner stands at 6-foot-3, 220 pounds and was a track athlete also. He showed big playa ability, but the competition is in question.
Gardner does have a visit scheduled with the San Diego Chargers coming up. Philip Rivers does like those big targets and could use as many weapons as he can. Gardner is going to be a late round possibility. Nobody knows how he will adjust to the NFL, but in the late rounds, it may be worth taking a flier on the big kid that has all the right tools to be a good player.
Would you be willing to spend a 5th rounder on this project?